IoA Institute of Architecture

University of Applied Arts Vienna

2013: Cerebral Hut

2013: Cerebral Hut

Cerebral Hut
Güvenc Özel

IoA Sliver Gallery

Exhibition Opening 7th of May 7pm 2013

We traditionally assume that the built environment, whether in the architectural or the urban scale influences our psyche. What if we can reverse that relationship? What if a kinetic architecture could establish a direct connection between the thoughts of its user and itself in order to reconfigure its physical boundaries accordingly? Originally conceived for the Istanbul Design Biennial (2012) “Cerebral Hut” is an interactive installation that explores the relationship between technology, movement and human thought. It is the first interactive space in the world that morphs physically according to brain activity. Based on data it receives from a sensor that detects concentration levels of participants, it kinetically re-configures itself continuously and through time.